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House of Lords Committee critical of “unacceptably wide” powers in the Withdrawal Bill

The House of Lords Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee has published a report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill which sets out its concerns on the “unfettered discretion” and “excessively wide legislative powers” given to Ministers by the Bill. The report is particularly critical of the so-called Henry VIII powers granted to Government by

Why the Repeal Bill is central to making Brexit a success

Leaving the EU will require the most comprehensive re-writing of the UK’s statute book ever undertaken. Parliament must unpick over 40 years of integration between the UK and the EU legal systems and ensure no gaps are left in the process.  The Government’s solution, the highly anticipated, formerly ‘Great’, Repeal Bill, is due to be published

Parliament explains the relationship between the Commons and Lords

In the wake of the Government’s defeat on tax credits in the House of Lords, the House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper, “Conventions on the relationship between the Commons and the Lords“. At 23 pages long, the briefing paper is a helpful introduction to the various conventions that govern the relationship between

Health Secretary defies order to disclose advice on National Health Service reform risks

In defiance of the First-tier Tribunal’s decision that the Department of Health should disclose a transition risk register advising on the risks of implementing the proposed reforms of the NHS, Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, has invoked a rarely-used ministerial veto and refused to publish the register. In doing so, Mr Lansley stated that while